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di·van

 (dĭ-vän′, -văn′)
n.
1. A long backless sofa, especially one set with pillows against a wall.
2. (also dī-văn′)
a. A counting room, tribunal, or public audience room in Muslim countries.
b. The seat used by an administrator when holding audience.
c. A government bureau or council chamber.
3. (also dī-văn′) A coffeehouse or smoking room.
4. (also dī-văn′) A book of poems, especially one written in Arabic or Persian by a single author.

[French, from Ottoman Turkish dīvān, from Persian, archive, chancery, government office, poet's divan, from Middle Persian dīwān, collection of documents, archive, from Old Persian *dipivahanam, document house : dipi-, writing, inscription (from Akkadian ṭuppu, clay tablet for cuneiform writing, from Sumerian dub) + vahanam, house; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

divan

(dɪˈvæn)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. a backless sofa or couch, designed to be set against a wall
b. a bed resembling such a couch
2. (esp formerly) a room for smoking and drinking, as in a coffee shop
3. (Islam)
a. a Muslim law court, council chamber, or counting house
b. a Muslim council of state
4. (Poetry) a collection of poems
5. (Islam) (in Muslim law) an account book
Also called (for senses 2–5): diwan
[C16: from Turkish dīvān, from Persian dīwān]

di•van

(dɪˈvæn, -ˈvɑn or, esp. for 1, ˈdaɪ væn)

n.
1. a sofa or couch, usu. without arms or back, often usable as a bed.
2. (in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries)
a. a council of state.
b. a council chamber, audience room, or court.
3. a smoking room, as in connection with a tobacco shop.
4. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems, esp. by a single poet.
[1580–90; < Turkish < Persian dīwān, orig. dēvan booklet]

Divan

 an oriental council of state; a collection of sheets, hence, a collection of poems; a register of accounts; an assembly—Johnson, 1775.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divan - a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)divan - a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
2.divan - a Muslim council of state
privy council - an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
3.divan - a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
4.divan - a Muslim council chamber or law court
boardroom, council chamber - a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)
chamber - a room where a judge transacts business

divan

noun bed, couch, settee, sofa bed, put-you-up (Brit.) They went to sit on the divan.
Translations
ديوان، أريكَه
divan
briksdivan
divaani
Dívándíványkerevet
legubekkur, dívan
tachta
kušete
diván

divan

[dɪˈvæn] Ndiván m (Brit) (also divan bed) → cama f turca

divan

[dɪˈvæn] n
(= sofa) → divan m, sofa m
(= bed without a headboard) → divan-lit mdivan bed ndivan-lit m

divan

nDiwan m; divan bedLiege f

divan

[dɪˈvæn] ndivano
divan bed → divano m letto inv

divan

(diˈvӕn) , ((American) ˈdaivӕn) noun
a long, low couch without back or arms, usually able to be used as a bed.
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